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Born: Mar 01, 1929

Date of Passing: Nov 11, 2020

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March 1, 1929 – November 11, 2020

It is with great sadness, that we announce the peaceful passing of William Tomchuk on November 11, 2020.
William will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Helen of 63 years, six sons and their families, Stan and Gina, Dan and wife Janet, Jim and wife Denise, Nick, Bern and Karen, Tim and wife Kim. Grand and great-grandchildren, Jennifer (Caleb, Claire), Amanda and Josh, Chelsea and Trevor
(Scotia), Kaitlyn and Josh, Steve and Michelle (Mason), Nichole, Colton, Chad and Atlanta (Skyler, Jacius), sister Anne, nephew Gene and family.
William was predeceased by his parents, Paraska and John Tomchuk, sister Mary and grandson Troy.
Pallbearers will be William's sons,
grandson Colton Tomchuk and Ron Tanchuk
William was born in Fisher Branch, MB. As a young man he purchased farmland adjacent to his parents. He loved working the land and even called his place "Heaven". He also took time out to enjoy fishing, hunting or just being outdoors. Throughout his life he
escaped to the country every chance he had. In 1956 he joined Winnipeg Transit as a bus driver, retiring 33 ½ years later. He received several awards for safe driving, among them, Driver of the year in 1985.
William was a member of Blessed Virgin Mary Church, where he enjoyed volunteering driving the church van and other duties, but most of all the Perogy Project.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Maples Personal Care Home, where he was a resident since April, 2017. Thanks also to Father Volodymyr Bashutskyy and Father
Isidore Dziadyk for your visits.
Flowers gratefully declined, and donations may be made in William's memory to Blessed Virgin Mary Church, CancerCare, Autism
Society or Alzheimer Society.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be a private family funeral only.

Vichnaya Pamyat

Korban Funeral Chapel

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Belated condolences to Helen and Tomchuk family, sorry we only were informed yesterday 😢. Our thoughts and prayers to the family from the Zagrodnik family 👪 - Posted by: Lorne Zagrodnik and family (cousin) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • Our condolences go out to all the Tomchuk family for the loss of your loved one William. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless and take care. Darlene and Ron Komonko - Posted by: Darlene and Ron Komonko (friend) on: Nov 20, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences to the Tomchuk family at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Evelyn Chubaty and family (neighbors) - Posted by: Darlene (Neighbor) on: Nov 19, 2020

  • Helen and family, please accept our deepest condolences. We were saddened to learn of Bill's passing. We are somewhat out-of-touch for most family events, as Jeanette and I have been living in Nanaimo, B.C. since mid-December of 2017. Bill was close to my family, in particular my Mom and Dad when they had the corner store in the 50's and early 60's. That relationship endured over the years and as my parents aged, I know that Bill and yourself often visited with them. Unfortunately present circumstances prevent us from being able to travel and therefore we cannot express our sympathies in person. I guess as they say "this is as good as it gets". Our sympathies also go out to Bill's sister Anne. Take care, everyone. Ron & Jeanette Genyk - Posted by: RON & JEANETTE GENYK (COUSIN) on: Nov 14, 2020

  • Helen and family we are sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We will remember Bill as a kind and gentle down to earth man, who always had this infectious smile that made you feel welcomed in his presence. With deepest sympathies Trudy and Ernie Tomchuk - Posted by: Ernie Tomchuk (Cousin) on: Nov 14, 2020

  • Dear boys, I am heartsick at the thought that some of my Mynarski "kids" have lost a parent to this wretched pandemic at a PCH. I am thinking of you today and hoping you are wrapping yourselves in each other at this time of grief and are able to remember the wonderful memories you shared as a great family. My boy families are remembered fondly to this day. - Posted by: Lana Storey (former teacher of the Tomchuck boys) on: Nov 14, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of your loss Dan, Janet and all your family. It is such a difficult time to experience the loss of a loved one. I hope you have many fond memories to sustain you. Take care. - Posted by: Bev Henderson (Friend) on: Nov 14, 2020

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